British Kebab Awards: See which Surrey takeaway made the shortlist

February 24, 2018

Istanbul Grill in Woking has gone from strength to strength. Just five months ago, the takeaway was nominated as the ‘Best Kebab Shop in the South-East’ at the British Kebab Awards and now it has made the shortlist. The shop is one of 12 locations that kebab connoisseurs can vote for under the ‘Best Takeaway…

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Sheerwater man jailed after breaking into family home and crashing their car

February 24, 2018

A man who broke into a family home and crashed their car has been jailed for 16 months. William Dawes, 52, of Devonshire Avenue, was sentenced on Friday (February 23) at Guildford Crown Court , for the offence which took place in July 2017. Dawes was charged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop…

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Peter Rabbit is coming to Guildford this Easter – here’s how you can meet him

February 24, 2018

The popular children's book character will be making a special appearance at White Lion Walk shopping centre Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2CiwVeL Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Peter Rabbit is coming to Guildford this Easter

February 24, 2018

Popular children’s book character Peter Rabbit will be hopping into Guildford to meet his fans. Peter will be appearing at White Lion Walk shopping centre for the Easter Extravaganza event on Saturday, March 31. The mischievous rabbit will be meeting little shoppers and posing for photos at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Youngsters can…

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Snow in Surrey: Health warning issued as freezing cold weather sweeps the country

February 24, 2018

Freezing temperatures can pose ‘real health risks’, Public Health England (PHE) has warned as a severe cold snap sweeps the country. Surrey is braced for sub-zero temperatures and snowfall as the so-called “Beast from the East” brings in Siberian weather on Monday (February 26). The Met Office predicts cold persistent snow showers may last through…

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Trendy products to try in 2018 including coconut sugar and raw gin

February 24, 2018

From organic coconut sugar to raw gin, check out some of the latest products on the market Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2FuEYUM Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Trendy products to try in 2018 including coconut sugar and raw gin

February 24, 2018

Each year the food and drink industry launches weird and wonderful products to excite consumers and it seems that this year is like no other. The health and booze businesses in particular seem to be leading the line of trendy products, and this year features the likes of organic coconut sugar, low carb coloured vegetable…

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Delays and cancellations as train strikes tree near Upper Warlingham

February 24, 2018

Trains through east Surrey are being delayed and cancelled after a train crashed into a tree on the tracks near Upper Warlingham. The tree fell on the tracks at around 6.40am on Saturday (February 24) between Upper Warlingham and Woldingham. Five passengers and the driver were on board the 6.08am London Bridge to Uckfield service…

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Surrey could get as cold as the Swiss Alps as ‘Beast from the East’ engulfs the county

February 24, 2018

If you’re a fan of movies like Eddie the Eagle or Chalet Girl you might be in luck as according to the Met Office Surrey is set to plummet to a freezing -6C overnight Monday, the same temperature as the Alps. The Alpine region surrounding Geneva Switzerland is known for it’s plentiful snow and chilly…

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Snow in Surrey: Gritters return to roads as Surrey prepares for ‘Beast from the East’

February 24, 2018

Gritters will be out on Surrey’s roads over the weekend as the “Beast from the East” makes its way toward the UK. Icy conditions are expected to take hold, making driving on the county’s roads a tricky prospect. The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for snow and ice affecting parts of the south…

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TeamSport Crawley: Go-karting centre with an 800m track has undergone a complete makeover

February 24, 2018

Wannabe Lewis Hamiltons can race in this amazing space – but regulars will be pleased to know the track remains the same Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2ETK7Eo Famous Words of Inspiration...

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TeamSport Crawley: Go-karting centre with an 800m track has undergone a complete makeover

February 24, 2018

An indoor go-karting centre only a few miles from Horley has had a £200,000 makeover and is now completely “unrecognisable” according to staff. TeamSport, at Gatwick Goodsyard, Gatwick Road in the Manor Royal area of Crawley, reopened on February 10, after five weeks of extensive refurbishment. Managing director of TeamSport Dominic Gaynor said: “We’ve been…

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Westcott pub Bertram Bees that was thought to be closed for good has returned under a new name

February 24, 2018

A Westcott pub that was thought to have been closed for good has been revived with the landlords promising a ‘proper old fashioned pub’. The Bertram Bees closed on January 14 and in a Facebook post thanking all of its customers it was also stated that it would be a ‘permanent closure’ However Dennis and…

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Broadwater Park Golf Club: Unusual reason for two-year closure

February 24, 2018

A golf course built on a former landfill has become a safety hazard to players and is being forced to close for up to two years. Glass, metal, plastic and concrete has been emerging on the Broadwater Park Golf Club course, in Godalming, director Adrian Michael-Johnson said. It will now undergo a massive redevelopment to…

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‘I was just really happy to help’: Meet the hero street cleaner who may have saved someone’s life

February 24, 2018

Paul Lawrenson doesn’t wear a cape, in fact he wears a fluorescent orange jacket, but there is no doubt that he is one of Surrey’s heroes. The Woking street cleaner came to the rescue of a man in distress who had passed out with his head stuck between some railings. After being told by a…

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Snow in Surrey: Met Office predicting cold weather could last into the spring

February 23, 2018

Bitterly cold weather could continue into the spring according to Met Office forecasters. Temperatures are now starting to drop in Surrey as the so-called “Beast from the East” front , which simply refers to the weather that is being fed in from Arctic Russia, heads our way. A yellow weather warning for snow has been…

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Snow in Surrey: ‘Nowhere will be immune from disruptive snow’ Met Office warns as UK braces for harsh cold snap

February 23, 2018

There is a high chance of snow showers settling in Surrey on Monday (February 26), the Met Office has warned. Temperatures in the south east are forecast to drop as low as -4C early on Monday morning and a yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for eastern areas of the county. In…

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Blackwater shooting: Two further arrests after 17-year-old found with serious injuries

February 23, 2018

A further two people have been arrested by detectives investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old in Blackwater earlier this month. The teenager was was found by Hampshire Constabulary in Hearsey Gardens on Saturday February 10 suffering serious injuries. On Friday (February 23), officers executed a warrant at a property in East Green, Blackwater. A 49-year-old…

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What is measles? How does it spread? And how can you avoid getting it?

February 23, 2018

There was an outbreak of measles in Surrey this winter, with 20 cases of the highly infectious viral illness reported in December 2017 alone. Our county was one of five areas in the country that experienced outbreaks at the end of 2017. The were West Yorkshire, Cheshire, Liverpool, the West Midlands and Great Manchester. Measles…

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Surrey Police inspector was having sex at Guildford headquarters when he should have been co-ordinating control room

February 23, 2018

A former Surrey Police inspector engaged in “predatory, exploitative and degrading behaviour at subordinate colleagues” over a 12-year period and engaged in sexual activity at police headquarters a number of times. A misconduct panel found on Thursday (February 22) that Andrew Grand, who retired from the police force on Sunday (February 18), had a case…

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Mary Gwanyama search: ‘Vulnerable’ missing Walton woman last seen before doctor’s appointment

February 23, 2018

A “vulnerable” woman has been reported missing in Walton. Mary Gwanyama, 44, from Crossway, was last seen by her sister on Friday morning (February 23). She had been at the doctor’s for an appointment at 10.10am. Ms Gwanyama is described as a black woman, of fuller figure. She was last seen wearing a military-style jacket…

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Man interviewed by Surrey Police over allegations of historic sex offences

February 23, 2018

A man has been interviewed by police under caution following allegations of sexual offences involving underage boys during the 1970s and 80s. The man, who remains under investigation, was interviewed as part of Operation Ravine on Wednesday (February 21). Operation Ravine was established in 2015 following Merseyside Police’s review of Surrey Police‘s 2000 investigation Operation…

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Snow in Surrey: 10 of the best places to go sledging or see beautiful winter scenes

February 23, 2018

Leave the slush and patchy frost of the towns, villages and valleys below and head to the hills for a wintry wonderland Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2ENhRYc Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Morrisons is launching unicorn and rainbow drip cakes – and they look pretty impressive

February 23, 2018

Morrisons has launched unicorn and rainbow Madeira cakes for just £10 each Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2EZJJYj Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Pug Café rules and regulations, including whether you actually have to own a dog

February 23, 2018

Everything you need to know about the famous pop-up pug events Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2sNKDm3 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Snow in Surrey: 10 of the best places to go sledging or see beautiful winter scenes

February 23, 2018
Snow in Surrey: 10 of the best places to go sledging or see beautiful winter scenes

When we’re told there’s going to be snow it can be so disappointing to look out the window and see nothing but cold drizzle and brown slush. But fortunately for snow-lovers in Surrey we are surrounded by high spots which looks like a scene from a Victorian postcard when it snows. Up on the peaks…

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